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The Icon Bar: News and features: Free stuff!

Free stuff!

Posted by Phil Mellor on 10:10, 3/11/2005 | , , , , ,
Free as in speech: Peter Naulls has updated riscos.info with the sources to the !PC and !PCPro software for the podule PC cards and Risc PC second processor cards. Originally released by Aleph One, the software is now licenced under the GPL.

Free as in beer: Acorn Arcade has snaffled some more ex-commercial games which are now available for download from the site. Big Bang and Revolver were developed by Psycore, now Pom Pom Games. They should work on anything from RISC OS 3.1 to Select and on the Iyonix with Aemulor Pro. Get them here.

  Free stuff!
  rich (22:12 3/11/2005)
  andypoole (22:12 3/11/2005)
    ad (22:30 3/11/2005)
      diodesign (08:58 4/11/2005)
        monkeyson2 (10:34 4/11/2005)
          :drool: (20:02 4/11/2005)
            pnaulls (01:13 5/11/2005)
              ad (15:17 5/11/2005)
Richard Goodwin Message #93988, posted by rich at 22:12, 3/11/2005
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Pah, we add proper forum-like smileys, html and link support to the comment system... and no-one comments! ;)
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Andrew Poole Message #93989, posted by andypoole at 22:12, 3/11/2005, in reply to message #93988
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Aww, never mind. I'm sure someone will comment sometime soon :p
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Andrew Duffell Message #93990, posted by ad at 22:30, 3/11/2005, in reply to message #93989

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Nice to see Drobe using us as their news source, and then failing to credit Peter's blog because they didn't realise that is where we got it from.
Peter commented such on their site, but they hid his comment.
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Chris Williams Message #93991, posted by diodesign at 08:58, 4/11/2005, in reply to message #93990
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Oh no, the scary comment moderation system on Drobe strikes again ;) There was no point in linking to Peter's blog because all the useful info you needed was on the riscos.info website. The source of the news was riscos.info. Also, when you say "they hid" Peter's comment, what you actually mean is 11 readers modded the comment down, one voted neutral and one voted up.

If you want to portray Drobe as some kind of Murdochesque outlet, then go ahead :)

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Phil Mellor Message #93992, posted by monkeyson2 at 10:34, 4/11/2005, in reply to message #93991
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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"If you want to portray Drobe as some kind of Murdochesque outlet, then go ahead"

*waits for story about Chris Williams hitting Ross Kemp*

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:drool: Message #93993, posted by :drool: at 20:02, 4/11/2005, in reply to message #93992
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Peter Naulls Message #93994, posted by pnaulls at 01:13, 5/11/2005, in reply to message #93993
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It may be true in this case that there was no extra information, but the specific source of the _news_ announcement was http://riscos.blog.com/, not riscos.info, which just contains the source itself and information.

Refering to the proper source of news remains important - we've already seen a number of instances of confusion because drobe.co.uk failed to do precisely that; for instance in the case of the original note that it was going to be made available. I can refer to other cases where drobe was not linked to properly and other more widely read sites reported, well, rubbish.

Of course, if drobe readers decide they don't want to know about the original source of the news, then it's their loss, and not much I can do.

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Andrew Duffell Message #93995, posted by ad at 15:17, 5/11/2005, in reply to message #93994

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:drool:, or should I say Andrew Weston. Not quite sure what you were trying to do there, but if it's not working correctly, please do post in feedback forum.
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